Discovering our World

Travel, beauty, fashion, style and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was a heavyweight boxing champion with an impressive 56-win record, five losses and 37 knockouts before his retirement from boxing in 1981 at the age of 39. He was also known for his brave public stance against the… Continue Reading…


Joshua Tree National Park

Among the many incredible US national parks, the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park has its own unique, almost surreal charm, with its cactus-like trees and their twisted and bizarre shapes (Yucca) and the rock piles on the ground that resemble tombstones.… Continue Reading…


Friday the 13th

The date Friday the 13th is associated with many superstitions and folk ideas on how to avoid misfortune. The number 13 is often omitted in buildings – there are no floors with the number 13, there are no rooms with… Continue Reading…


How to – fear of traveling. Part 4 – nautophobia (fear of traveling by the sea)

In my previous posts from the series, I was talking about isophobia, i.e. the fear of flying by plane, and amaxophobia – the fear of driving a car. Today we will deal with other fear of traveling – nautophobia –… Continue Reading…


California’s small towns – Beverly Hills: part 5 – Bel Air

Back in November we posted 4 articles about one of the most iconic cities in Los Angeles county – Beverly Hills. This month we would like to take you thru remaining parts of Beverly Hills worth your attention. Bel Air is… Continue Reading…


7 mistakes to avoid when going through airport security

Going through security is one of the unavoidable components of traveling. It’s mundane at best, and chaotic and stressful at worst, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Below, find a list of mistakes to avoid to make your… Continue Reading…


“Julefest” – Solvang’s charming Christmas celebration

Julefest is a month-long celebration where the quaint hamlet is filled with twinkling lights, traditional ornaments, festive treats, and other holiday delights. This holiday celebration takes us back to a simpler time and holiday memories of days gone by. The… Continue Reading…


Christmas in the USA

The Christmas atmosphere in the US is definitely different than in Poland. Christmas overseas has always fascinated me. When I was a little girl watching movies about Christmas in the USA, I was happy to see the lights and decorations… Continue Reading…


Christmas traditions and symbols

Christmas Eve Wigilia (Latin Vigilia) means vigil, night watch, watch. It is the time of waiting for the birth of Christ. The date of Christmas in the first centuries of Christianity was different, and this resulted from disputes over the… Continue Reading…


The history of the Christmas tree

Hardly anyone can imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree. In the pre-Christmas period, coniferous trees surround us at every step. The Christmas tree came to Poland from Germany only 200 years ago. However, few people really know where its tradition… Continue Reading…